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    Kathryn Forsyth, Director
    609-292-1126

For Release: November 16, 2006


News Advisory
NJDOE Building to be Dedicated to Judge Robert L. Carter

Governor Jon S. Corzine, Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells and Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy will host a ceremony on Monday, November 20, dedicating the New Jersey Department of Education building to honor U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Carter.

Judge Carter, now 89, is a pioneering civil rights attorney, an architect of the legal strategy in the Brown v. Board of Education case and a champion of equal educational opportunity for all children.

What: Dedication of the NJ DOE Building to honor Judge Robert L. Carter
   
When and
Where:
Monday, November 20, 2006
11:00 a.m.
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, New Jersey

(Outside the building in good weather; otherwise in the first floor conference  room.)
   
Who: Among the participants:
Governor Jon S. Corzine, Judge Robert L. Carter, U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, New Jersey Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells, Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy, State Board of Education President Dr. Arnold G. Hyndman, New Jersey NAACP President James Harris, Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Education Fund, Inc. Theodore M. Shaw.
   
Notes:

Reception immediately following the ceremony at the War Memorial.  Reporters and photographers welcome.

Reporters interested in speaking with Judge Carter before or after the ceremony should call one of the contacts below to make arrangements for an interview.

   
Contacts:

Kathryn Forsyth, Director of Public Information, NJ Department of Education
609-341-5295 or 609-292-1126, kathryn.forsyth@doe.state.nj.us

Caryl Lucas, Communications Director, Office of the Secretary of State
609-292-4302, caryl.lucas@sos.state.nj.us